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Definitions of thunder

  1. be the case that thunder is being heard; " Whenever it thunders, my dog crawls under the bed"
  2. a deep prolonged loud noise
  3. a booming or crashing noise caused by air expanding along the path of a bolt of lightning
  4. move fast, noisily, and heavily; " The bus thundered down the road"
  5. street names for heroin
  6. utter words loudly and forcefully; "` Get out of here, ' he roared"
  7. to make or produce a loud noise; " The river thundered below"; " The engine roared as the driver pushed the car to full throttle"
  8. The sound which follows a flash of lightning; the report of a discharge of atmospheric electricity.
  9. The discharge of electricity; a thunderbolt.
  10. Any loud noise; as, the thunder of cannon.
  11. An alarming or statrling threat or denunciation.
  12. To utter violent denunciation.
  13. To emit with noise and terror; to utter vehemently; to publish, as a threat or denunciation.
  14. To produce thunder; to sound, rattle, or roar, as a discharge of atmospheric electricity; - often used impersonally; as, it thundered continuously.
  15. The noise following a flash of lightning; any similar loud noise; a loud utterance.
  16. To produce thunder; send forth a similar sound; to utter violent threats.
  17. To utter with a loud and threatening voice.
  18. The deep rumbling sound after a flash of lightning: any loud noise: an alarming denunciation.
  19. To make thunder: to sound as thunder.
  20. To give out with noise and terror: to publish a denunciation.
  21. THUNDERER.
  22. THUNDERY, THUNDEROUS.
  23. Sound following electrical discharges in the atmosphere; any loud hollow sound.
  24. To give out noisily or terribly.
  25. To sound as thunder.
  26. To give forth a peal or peals of thunder; reverberate.
  27. The sound that accompanies lightning.
  28. Any loud, rumbling, or booming noise.
  29. The sound which follows a flash of lightning, due to a disturbance in the air, caused by a violent discharge of atmospheric electricity; any loud noise; denunciation published.
  30. To emit with noise and terror; to publish any denunciation or threat.
  31. The deep and loud rumbling sound heard in the sky after a flash of lightning; the report or noise caused by a discharge of atmospheric electricity; any very loud noise; an alarming threat or denunciation.
  32. To sound or rumble loudly, as the sound which follows a discharge of atmospheric electricity; to make a loud heavy noise, especially with some continuance; to emit with noise and terror; to publish, as a startling denunciation.
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Usage examples for thunder

  1. Yesterday we had wind and thunder and rain. – Jeanne of the Marshes by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  2. I thought I heard the noise of guns- or is it thunder? – The Splendid Spur by Arthur T. Quiller Couch
  3. There was another smaller village near the head of Thunder Bay. – The Conspiracy of Pontiac and the Indian War after the Conquest of Canada by Francis Parkman
  4. What in thunder are you angry about? – The Enchanted Canyon by Honoré Willsie Morrow
  5. But Jove's thunder rolled and the bolt fell. – At Large by Arthur Christopher Benson
  6. " May I ask," he says finally, " what in thunder are you trying to do?" – Modern American Prose Selections by Various
  7. At first I thought it was thunder. – The Damned by Algernon Blackwood
  8. The name " Niagara" was given to the falls by the Iroquois Indians and means " The thunder of waters." – See America First by Orville O. Hiestand
  9. " Dear Jack, don't say 'tis thunder! – The Splendid Spur by Arthur T. Quiller Couch
  10. Thunder will not hurt such as you. – Miss McDonald by Mary J. Holmes
  11. The painted frail one by his side, She shook through every limb, For warlike thunder swept the streets, And hands were clenched at him, And a Saxon soldier cried, aloud, Back coward, from thy place! – A Book For The Young by Sarah French
  12. Who in thunder are you, and what do you want? – Sunny Slopes by Ethel Hueston
  13. All at once the thunder spoke. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  14. When they galloped, the noise of their feet was like thunder. – The-Burgess-Animal-Book-for-Children by Burgess, Thornton W. (Thornton Waldo)
  15. Who in thunder said it was in the front of the head? – Twenty Years of Hus'ling by J. P. Johnston
  16. The evening is so glorious, come and watch the sunset; but there is a little look of thunder there in the far west- to- morrow we may have a storm. – The Man and the Moment by Elinor Glyn
  17. Then why in thunder do you plant them? – The Jonathan Papers by Elisabeth Woodbridge Morris
  18. Through the thunder roar that followed I could still catch the words. – A Frontier Mystery by Bertram Mitford
  19. Who in thunder is that knocking at the door? – The Cromptons by Mary J. Holmes
  20. As to your meaning- why, by thunder, I half believe you are right! – Man to Man by Jackson Gregory
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